It’s hot. Really, really hot. The kind of hot that makes you act crazy. Everything in the Soupergirl shop started breaking down – the equipment, the delivery truck, and then, of course, my soul overheated. Soupermom noticed it first – steam was coming out of the tips of my hair. We immediately started googling the problem – but nothing was working! Cold water, bread… nothing! Then we found some obscure site that recommended peach cucumber gazpacho. Something about the crisp local peaches and cucumbers and hint of jalapeno brings the soul back to a comfortable temperature. It is important to serve the gazpacho quite cold to bring out the full refreshing flavors. Soupermom started spoon feeding me and eventually I just grabbed the pot from her hands and started guzzling. I started giggling as I bit into the little pieces of cucumber that floated to the top. I think I went a bit overboard as I jumped up, grabbed a microphone and started singing Aretha Franklin songs. My soul got a little out of control. Note to self – exercise self control with cucumber gazpacho. Second note to self – why do you have a microphone in a soup shop? Third note to self – overheated soul causes split ends – buy more conditioner.
Ingredients (in no particular order): cucumber, peach, red onion, onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, jalapeno pepper, salt, pepper
Soup type: Cold, Pureed